Metropolitan Utilities District is continuing to monitor conditions on the Missouri and Platte Rivers as flooding continues. A utility spokesperson says "they are meeting the requirements of customers and precautions are in place to protect the reliability of our water treatment and distribution systems. We are closely monitoring all of our facilities and have contingency plans in place to address any issues that might occur."
Despite some social media rumors that the drinking water is not safe, M.U.D. says it is and they continue to meet all state and federal standards. "Over 1,000 tests per day confirm that our water meets or exceeds regulatory requirements."
M.U.D. provides drinking water to customers in Omaha, Bellevue, Bennington, Carter Lake, La Vista, Ralston, Waterloo and the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District, which supplies water to Fort Calhoun.
Fremont city officials say their water supply is also good.